Premiere Stakes

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Looking for early info on this year’s Premiere Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Royal Randwick in either late September or early October as part of the bumper Epsom Handicap Day card.

The event offers $500,000 in prize money and is contested at weight-for-age.

Run and won since 1972, the Premiere Stakes now serves as a key lead-up into the $15 million The Everest race and in 2020 the Premiere Stakes runner-up Classique Legend went on to win that year’s edition of the world’s richest turf race.

Premiere Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Randwick Racecourse
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1972
  • 2021 Premiere Stakes Winner: Masked Crusader

Premiere Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Premiere Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2nd, 2021. 

  1. #1 Masked Crusader
  2. #6 Standout
  3. #8 Embracer

The Hawkes Racing-trained The Everest contender Masked Crusader ($2.50) got the late gap to salute narrowly for the punters in the 2021 Premiere Stakes results defeating two 20/1 outsiders in Standout (2nd) and Embracer (3rd).

Premiere Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Premiere Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Premiere Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Premiere Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Premiere Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Premiere Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Premiere Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Premiere Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Premiere Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Premiere Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Premiere Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Premiere Stakes in 2021

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Premiere Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

premiere stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 premiere stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Premiere Stakes in 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Premiere Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, look at the trainer’s record in the race and check the runners’ 1200m records. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Premiere Stakes winner include: 

  • The Shorts: The Group 2 The Shorts serves as a nice lead-up into the Premiere Stakes for potential The Everest hopefuls.
  • Local Runners: Locally-trained Sydney horses have an excellent record over the interstate visitors in the Premiere Stakes results.

Premiere Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Premiere Stakes betting include confirmed The Everest horses Masked Crusader and Rothfire

Masked Crusader ($2.50 in 2021) was the last Premiere Stakes favourite to win.

Premiere Stakes Field 2021

The official 2021 Premiere Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The Premiere Stakes 2012 field features a small but class line-up of sprinters led by confirmed The Everest contenders Masked Crusader and Rothfire.

  • Scratched: #2 Splintex (2)

Premiere Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Masked Crusader ($2.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #5 Rothfire ($3.40 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #8 Embracer ($21 at time of publish) 

Our insider Premiere Stakes 2021 betting tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full preview available on the Neds Blog.


Premiere Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Premiere Stakes takes place as part of the Epsom Handicap Day card at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 2, 2021. The meeting is host to plenty of Group races including three elite level features with the running of the:

Premiere Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Premiere Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public the Wednesday leading-up to the event and will be published in our above Premiere Stakes Field section. 

Premiere Stakes Nominations 2021

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 27th of September, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 7x93311x56 ADELONG M 6 Brad Widdup 101
2 1107x4100x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
3 x121x3x2x7 JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan 106
4 11x11211x8 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea 100
5 8x13125x15 MASKED CRUSADER G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 114
6 x111x5574x ROCKETING BY H 4 Matthew Dunn 94
7 12x11x14x4 ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote 104
8 730x15433x SIGNORE FOX H 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
9 8x40168x41 SPLINTEX H 5 Mark Newnham 108
10 x5528x00x6 STANDOUT H 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 101

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Premiere Stakes 2021 Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 28th of September, 2021 and published in our above Premiere Stakes Field section. 

Premiere Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 29th of September, 2021 and published in our above Premiere Stakes Field section. 

Premiere Stakes 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 29th of September, 2021 and published in our above Premiere Stakes Field section. 

Premiere Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of October, 2021.

2021 Premiere Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #2 Splintex (2)

Premiere Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Premiere Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $287,000
2nd $94,000
3rd $49,500
4th $22,250
5th $12,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

premiere Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Premiere Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 6 at 2:45pm (AEST) on Saturday, the 2nd of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Premiere Stakes 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Premiere Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Premiere Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Premiere Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Premiere Stakes Winners

Winners of the Premiere Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.

2021 Masked Crusader Standout Embracer 1:08.3
2020 Libertini Classique Legend Deprive 1:07.6
2019 Brutal Home Of The Brave Classique Legend 1:10.0
2018 Santa Ana Lane Shoals In Her Time 1:07.4
2017 In Her Time English Clearly Innocent 1:08.2
2016 Takedown Our Boy Malachi Danish Twist 1:08.2
2015 Terravista Rebel Dane That’s A Good Idea 1:09.1
2014 Famous Seamus Charlie Boy Wouldnt It Be Nice 1:09.8
2013 Arinosa Dystopia Famous Seamus 1:09.3
2012 Red Tracer Satin Shoes Emotional Circus 1:09.6
2011 Neeson Hurtle Myrtle Love Conquers All 1:10.2
2010 Hot Danish Trader Cardinal Virtue 1:09.8
2009 =1 Mentality =1 Kroner Phelan Ready 1:10.4
2008 Triple Honour Captain Bax Reigning to Win 1:10.1
2007 German Chocolate Solo Flyer Fashions Afield 1:09.9
2006 Paratroopers Imana Johan’S Toy 1:10.3
2005 Shania Dane Dance Hero Spark Of Life 1:08.8
2004 Spark Of Life Into The Night Century Kid 1:09.8
2003 Thorn Park Patezza Excellerator 1:09.0
2002 Century Kid Ancient Song Shogun Lodge 1:09.4
2001 On Type Padstow Century Kid 1:10.3
2000 Mr. Innocent Celestial Choir Adam 1:09.0